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"A mastermind is a terrible thing to waste."
  • R
  • 2021
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 6.0  (6,601)
  • 41

Silk Road is a 2021 movie that tells the story of how a young and ambitious boy named Ross Ulbricht, played by Nick Robinson, created an underground website where people can buy and sell drugs anonymously, without being tracked by law enforcement. The movie is based on a true story, and it is directed by Tiller Russell. The movie opens with Ross Ulbricht, a 26-year-old college dropout living in San Francisco, who is interested in libertarianism and the concept of a free market. He decides to create a website called Silk Road, which he believes will allow people to trade goods and services without government intervention.

At first, the website is a success, and Ross becomes the mastermind behind what he feels is a revolutionary movement. However, as the popularity of the website grows, so does the scrutiny from law enforcement, particularly the DEA agent, Rick Bowden, played by Jason Clarke, who is determined to take down Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht.

As the conflict rages on between Ross and the DEA, he turns to a friend from his days at college, Max, played by Daniel David Stewart, for help. Max is a computer wizard and knows how to evade law enforcement. Together they come up with elaborate plans to keep Silk Road up and running, while they stay one step ahead of the DEA.

Silk Road also explores the relationship between Ross and his girlfriend, Julia, played by Jennifer Yun. She is initially unaware of his involvement with Silk Road, but when she finds out, she becomes worried and urges him to stop. However, Ross is too committed to his cause, and their relationship becomes strained.

As the pressure builds, Ross becomes more paranoid and mistrustful of those around him, including Max. He begins to wonder if Max might be working with the DEA and that he will soon be caught. This leads to a dramatic turn of events that changes everything for Ross and the future of Silk Road.

The movie is well-paced and engaging, with strong performances from the cast. Nick Robinson is particularly impressive as Ross, capturing his naivety, charisma, and downfall. Jimmi Simpson is also notable as a corrupt DEA agent who will stop at nothing to bring down Silk Road.

Silk Road is not just a story about a website but also a commentary on the battle between personal freedom and government control. Ross firmly believed in the idea of a free market, and he was willing to risk everything to make it a reality. While his methods may have been questionable, his conviction and determination were admirable.

Overall, Silk Road is an intriguing and well-crafted movie that offers a glimpse into the world of underground markets and the people who create them. It raises important questions about privacy, government control, and the nature of the internet. It is a must-watch for those interested in true crime stories and the darker side of technology.

Silk Road is a 2021 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 57 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 41.

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